Via Cividale 471, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Salford Meadow Bridge
Our design proposal for a carbon fibre pedestrian bridge in Salford is inspired by naval and aerospace technologies. It combines the advantages of composite structures with a form-finding approach which aims to achieve a structural rigidity by virtue of the shape itself. Carbon fibre and composite structures are formed by the layering of fibre sheets and epoxy resins. This led us to consider the bridge as a single sheet, folded in order to achieve structural rigidity. The shape has been conceived as though generated by pinching a sheet of paper in the middle forming a higher section where the stresses are stronger. The side edges curl and twist to increase the overall rigidity of the shape.